So this is my latest finished skate deck which I scored from Empire skate shop in Wgtn – a 7.75″ this time, so a wee bit wider. Board is a beautiful natural wood finish on the reverse side w no grip tape, so keeping in this colour theme w this I did her up in warm, chocolate browns.
Built up in layers, Starting w a vintage embossed wallpaper as background ( This paper was rescued from an old brothel in Wellington that has since been bought and transformed into student housing for Vic Uni ) – paper has been over-painted in multi layers in Gouache; The girl sitting on top is hand cut in 600gsm watercolour paper and hand painted in Gouache. The whole board has then been coated in a hard gloss resin that resembles clear toffee – Delicious!
I usually like to work with a lower gsm paper for resin pours as this one took three layers…. it kept being soaked up by the heavy as paper, though this particular Saunders paper is a dream to work on with Gouache – its a really smooth hot-press and gives a beautiful even finish…. yeah I actually enjoy watching the paint dry with this stuff! You may have noticed the girl I used is from an earlier painting I did which sold through Pop Up Gallery in Wellington, which I did in an edition of colours, the others being as gifts.